My only advice is to stay aware, listen carefully, and yell for help if you need it.
That’s not a bad word…hate and war are bad words, but fuck isn’t.
Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won’t have as much censorship because we won’t have as much fear.
[I]t’s not just the books under fire now that worry me. It is the books that will never be written. The books that will never be read. And all due to the fear of censorship. As always, young readers will be the real losers.
We are friends for life. When we’re together the years fall away. Isn’t that what matters? To have someone who can remember with you? To have someone who remembers how far you’ve come?
Some changes happen deep down inside of you. And the truth is, only you know about them.
…I used to think if you read enough books you’d automatically know how to do everything the right way. But reading and doing are not the same at all.
Do you think just having a baby automatically makes you love it?”I’m not sure… you might have to learn to love it, like any other person.
Sex is a commitment…Once you’re there you can’t go back to holding hands…and when you give yourself both mentally and physically…well, you’re completely vulnerable.
A person can have a happy and fulfilling life without children.
You’ve got to enjoy whatever you can and forget about the rest.
I made promises to you that I’m not sure I can keep.
I am not scared of you, I am scare of these feelings.
…love at thirteen is nothing like love at eighteen.
Librarians save lives: by handing the right book, at the right time, to a kid in need
Do you think you can wait – because I don’t want you to stop loving me. I keep remembering us and how it was. I don’t want to hurt you…not ever…
Having the freedom to read and the freedom to choose is one of the best gifts my parents ever gave me.
…this two-way hatred. I don’t understand it. I wonder how much of it is caused by fear?
Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret. I just told my mother I want a bra. Please help me grow God. You know where.
Censors don’t want children exposed to ideas different from their own. If every individual with an agenda had his/her way, the shelves in the school library would be close to empty.
My only advice is to stay aware listen carefully and yell for help if you need it.
I can’t relate to people who treat me as a ‘famous person.’ I only like to hang around with people who treat me as a regular person because that’s what I am. All people are really just regular.
I loved to read, and I think any child who loves to read will read anything, including the back of the cereal box, which I did every morning.
What I remember when I started to write was how I couldn’t wait to get up in the morning to get to my characters.
I am a big defender of ‘Harry Potter,’ and I think any book that gets kids to read are books that we should cherish, we should be thankful for them.
The books that will never be read. And all due to the fear of censorship. As always, young readers will be the real losers.
Ideas seem to come from everywhere – my life, everything I see, hear, and read, and most of all, from my imagination. I have a lot of imagination.